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Brownlees bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Brownlee's bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee dropped a bombshell when he announced all Earthquake Commission (EQC) foundation repairs done without a building consent would be audited and errant builders would face sanctions.

Fix the parapets first

Fix the parapets first

Thursday, 13 August 2015 5:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's not every day when nearly everyone agrees.  In that rare event, the Government should listen.

Feedback sought on port plan

Feedback sought on port plan

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Feedback sought on port plan

Feedback sought on port plan

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:39 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is inviting public comment on a draft recovery plan for the damaged Lyttelton Port and its surrounding area.

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Volunteer builders from Australia are replacing the "distant memory" of the Christchurch earthquakes with a close-up view of the recovery.

Last visit by EQC claims managers to Wanganui office

Last visit by EQC claims managers to Wanganui office

Thursday, 13 August 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Thursday, 13 August 2015 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Future Christchurch Update - August 2015

Future Christchurch Update - August 2015

Thursday, 13 August 2015 12:44 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

In this issue:

Chief Executives update - 13 August 2015

Chief Executive's update - 13 August 2015

Thursday, 13 August 2015 12:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

John Ombler, Acting Chief Executive, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, chats to developer Antony Gough about his development in the Retail Precinct and broader progress in the city, including the Metro Sports Facility.

Chief Exectutives update - 13 August 2015

Chief Exectutive's update - 13 August 2015

Thursday, 13 August 2015 12:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

John Ombler, Acting Chief Executive, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, chats to developer Antony Gough about his development in the Retail Precinct and broader progress in the city, including the Metro Sports Facility.

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Thursday, 13 August 2015 9:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand, it is said, is one of the least corrupt places in the world. Why, even our bribes to Saudi Arabian businessmen can hardly be called anything but "using a number 8 wire mentality to navigate the complexity of the business...

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Thursday, 13 August 2015 9:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand, it is said, is one of the least corrupt places in the world. Why, even our bribes to Saudi Arabian businessmen can hardly be called anything but "using a number 8 wire mentality to navigate the complexity of the business...

Gerry Brownlee targets cowboy builders after EQC foundation review

Gerry Brownlee targets 'cowboy' builders after EQC foundation review

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction "cowboys" who did shoddy repairs for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will have to pay for their mistakes, Gerry Brownlee says.

Whittle Knight & Boatwood Ltd

Whittle Knight & Boatwood Ltd

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 7:58 p.m. by wkbco2015

Whittle Knight & Boatwood Ltd is among theleading property management and .Our goal is to provide services that fit the requirements of residential and commercial property owners, buyers and investors. We are based in Upper Riccarton, but we serve all main Christchurch suburbs, so you don’t have to go far to find agents who can give you what you need.

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Complaints over Fulton Hogan's workplace safety are being investigated.

MBIE – A Seismic Slight of Hand and at Worst Fraud?

MBIE – A Seismic Slight of Hand and at Worst Fraud?

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 6:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

And it’s happening right under your nose. For me, throughout the post-earthquake phase, probably the most critical and cynical practice that I have witnessed taking place right across the city during the course of the settlement of insurance claims, is …

Positive signs of wellbeing recovery continue

Positive signs of wellbeing recovery continue

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:54 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says it is encouraging to see the many signs of progress leading to people's recovery as the fifth anniversary of the September 2010 earthquake approaches.

Positive signs of wellbeing recovery continue

Positive signs of wellbeing recovery continue

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:37 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Media coverage about repair quality

Media coverage about repair quality

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:17 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CHCH SOUP Winter 15

CHCH SOUP Winter 15

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:13 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

With an almost full moon shining over The Arcades the Gap Filler and Ministry of Awesome teams were joined by 50 guests to celebrate our first CHCH SOUP.  Seven awesome ideas were pitched for the pot (which reached $700!) making voting very difficult. However, Lorna and Keishana’s Opti-Mum project won. Opti-Mum aims to deliver holistic antenatal courses to empower NZ […]

Strategic Action Points April 2014 – March 2015

Strategic Action Points April 2014 – March 2015

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

This pictogram looks back over the past year at our achievements.  Our values are central to all our projects, bringing locals and visitors into the city to engage in recreational, cultural and political activities.

Liquefaction or Putrification?

Liquefaction or Putrification?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Sometimes things smell and sometimes they really pong – but even when you look you can’t find the source – yet the smell lingers thickly in the air – I’m sure you’ve all had that experience. I really couldn’t go past this one, …

Liquefaction or Putrifaction?

Liquefaction or Putrifaction?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Sometimes things smell and sometimes they really pong – but even when you look you can’t find the source – yet the smell lingers thickly in the air – I’m sure you’ve all had that experience. I really couldn’t go past this one, …

EQC foundation repair shortcomings revealed

EQC foundation repair shortcomings revealed

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will review thousands of underfloor repairs after a Government investigation found shortcomings.

Buyer needed to save historic former artists studio and lodge

Buyer needed to save historic former artist's studio and lodge

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury artist Bill Hammond is looking for someone to rescue his old home and studio.

Customer e-newsletter #8

Customer e-newsletter #8

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 9:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click  to view our latest customer e-newsletter, released 11th August 2015.

The ‘Rebuild Black Hole’ – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

The ‘Rebuild Black Hole’ – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 2:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Figures and comments show that it is not going well in Canterbury, five years after the earthquake sequence began. With the latest figures out from the Insurance Council (3 News, August 10th, 2015) it is time to look at the …

Contractors score best views of Christchurch from citys cranes

Contractors score best views of Christchurch from city's cranes

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workers on Christchurch cranes have the best views of the city, interrupted only by the occasional flock of birds.

350 New Zealanders stranded in Bali

350 New Zealanders stranded in Bali

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 8:50 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Monday, 10 August 2015 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Police have visited the Christchurch home of a staunch insurance industry critic over daily emails sent to his insurer.

Over 110,000 visit Future Christchurch hubs

Over 110,000 visit Future Christchurch hubs

Monday, 10 August 2015 5:11 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Future Christchurch Showcase and the mobile Visionarium have set a high standard for community engagement, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Acting Chief Executive John Ombler.

No appeal after Graeme Robinson incompetence claims quashed

No appeal after Graeme Robinson incompetence claims quashed

Monday, 10 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The engineer's body will not appeal a decision clearing the actions of top Earthquake Commission staffer Graeme Robinson.

EQC welcomes decision quashing all complaints against engineer

EQC welcomes decision quashing all complaints against engineer

Monday, 10 August 2015 1:40 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Burwood Resource Recovery Park fire update

Burwood Resource Recovery Park fire update

Monday, 10 August 2015 1:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Burwood Resource Recovery Park Ltd, in conjunction with Rural Fire Canterbury and Christchurch City Council are currently managing a fire in the Burwood Resource Recovery Park (BRRP). 

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:54 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have settled a record number of residential claims in the last quarter since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  

 Christchurch up and riding from today with Spark Bikes

Christchurch up and riding from today with Spark Bikes

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

After months of fundraising, meticulous planning and old fashioned hard work, the Christchurch Community Bike Share Scheme, AKA Spark Bikes, finally hit the road today.

Outputs and Outcomes: our vital statistics, April 2014 – March 2015

Outputs and Outcomes: our vital statistics, April 2014 – March 2015

Sunday, 9 August 2015 11:38 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

An overview of all our activities from April 2014 to March 2015.

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Sunday, 9 August 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Future Christchurch information hub has closed its doors after more than 70,000 visitors.

Another Cathedral Judgment

Another Cathedral Judgment

Sunday, 9 August 2015 2:34 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In a judgment 5 August 2015 in Church Property Trustees v Attorney General & Anor [2015] NZHC 1843 the High Court (Dunningham J) discussed the consequences of the breach of trust by the CPT in spending $4.7M of the insurance proceeds for the Cathedral on the cardboard cathedral in Latimer Square.  CPT had recently transferred funds to cover the payment, so there was no need for any orders against it.  The Court decided that the payment for Cathedral contents was not required to be used for t ...

Brooklands: The town the Government couldnt kill

Brooklands: The town the Government couldn't kill

Saturday, 8 August 2015 1:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

When departing Brooklands residents took the street signs as souvenirs, Les Griffiths decided to do something about it.

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Friday, 7 August 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Retailers are jostling to secure shops in a new retail precinct under construction in central Christchurch.

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurchs Caffe Roma

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurch's Caffe Roma

Friday, 7 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Squatters have set up camp in central Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Caffe Roma.

Praise for Community Forum’s input into recovery

Praise for Community Forum’s input into recovery

Friday, 7 August 2015 12:42 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Friday, 7 August 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An Australian architecture firm specialising in multi-use premises has won a contract to rebuild the St Martins Community library in Christchurch.

Floods wash through Taranaki houses

Floods wash through Taranaki houses

Friday, 7 August 2015 8:52 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Thursday, 6 August 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Red zone property owners will have until December 10 to accept a new Crown compensation offer on their property.

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Thursday, 6 August 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A feature on the creative rebuild of Christchurch opens at the International Film Festival next week.

New Crown offer process underway

New Crown offer process underway

Thursday, 6 August 2015 9:58 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The process of making new Crown offers to owners of vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone is now underway.

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Thursday, 6 August 2015 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Four months after the February 2011 earthquake, the Christchurch City Council launched Share an Idea, a project that asked residents about their aspirations for a new-look central city.

St Albans News August/September 2015

St Albans News August/September 2015

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Pharmacy is about to branch out with a presence in the enlarged ProMed complex, currently under construction, and the replacement Edgeware Pool is edging closer to becoming a reality nearly 10 years after the city council demolished …

Judge: Ceras slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Judge: Cera's slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

A judge has rejected a defence lawyer's suggestion that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) slowness in carrying out red zone demolitions has contributed to Christchurch's spate of arsons.

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "well-respected" top police officer has been seconded to lead the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's final phase.

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury's young and unemployed have benefited the most from the region's rebuild but 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in the next few years, a major bank says.

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurchs metro sport facility

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurch's metro sport facility

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government is pledging additional money to Christchurch's metro sport facility but will not reveal the new agreed financial cap.

Metro Sports funding parameters agreed

Metro Sports funding parameters agreed

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 3:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Documentary showcasing Christchurch’s creative recovery to premiere at NZIFF

Documentary showcasing Christchurch’s creative recovery to premiere at NZIFF

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 1:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

A new feature-length documentary from award-winning Christchurch director Peter Young will be shown for the first time at NZIFF - Christchurch, 7-23 August 2015.